Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio Team System over the 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
England > South West
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 177 207
Rank change year-on-year +23 +30 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 50 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.92% 0.40% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.02% 2.22% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 6 4
South West median daily rate £400 £463 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.51% +5.71% -2.78%
10th Percentile £307 £418 £419
90th Percentile £443 £528 £483
England median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +30.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £38.00 - -
England median hourly rate £69.17 - -

Visual Studio Team System is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 997 989 906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.33% 18.11% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 594 603
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £301 £305 £285
90th Percentile £538 £511 £536
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 47 57
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.30% +2.35% +8.95%
10th Percentile £35.25 £34.60 £32.50
90th Percentile £50.45 £53.75 £46.52
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £42.45
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.83% +13.20%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Visual Studio Team System as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in the South West

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the South West

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the South West over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in the South West

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System within the South West region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -19 15 £375 -24.05% 6
Somerset +21 14 £425 -5.56% 4
Wiltshire - 4 £425 - 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £363 -
Dorset - 2 £388 -
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 33 (66.00%) .NET
2 29 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (54.00%) SQL
4 25 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (46.00%) PowerShell
6 22 (44.00%) Test Automation
7 21 (42.00%) C#
8 20 (40.00%) SQL Server
9 18 (36.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 17 (34.00%) Visual Studio
11 14 (28.00%) T-SQL
11 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
11 14 (28.00%) .NET Framework
12 11 (22.00%) Configuration Management
12 11 (22.00%) Windows
12 11 (22.00%) User Stories
12 11 (22.00%) DevOps
13 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (18.00%) NUnit
14 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET
14 9 (18.00%) Scrum
15 8 (16.00%) Finance
15 8 (16.00%) SDLC
15 8 (16.00%) Windows Server
16 7 (14.00%) Continuous Delivery
16 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET Web API
16 7 (14.00%) XML
16 7 (14.00%) Release Management
17 6 (12.00%) Load Balancing

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.00%) NServiceBus
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 18 (36.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.00%) Office 365
3 2 (4.00%) IaaS
3 2 (4.00%) PaaS
4 1 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.00%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.00%) MySQL
3 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 25 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (34.00%) Visual Studio
3 9 (18.00%) NUnit
4 6 (12.00%) MSTest
4 6 (12.00%) SpecFlow
5 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (10.00%) JIRA
6 4 (8.00%) Selenium
7 3 (6.00%) TeamCity
8 2 (4.00%) MSBuild
8 2 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (4.00%) Travis CI
9 1 (2.00%) Gatling
9 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.00%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (2.00%) JMeter
9 1 (2.00%) JUnit
9 1 (2.00%) StarTeam
9 1 (2.00%) The Grinder
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Electronics
2 5 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 5 (10.00%) Marketing
2 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Analyst
2 9 (18.00%) Developer
3 6 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Release Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Azure Software Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Configuration Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Release and Configuration Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Azure Test Lead
7 2 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Office 365 Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Release and Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (66.00%) .NET
2 14 (28.00%) .NET Framework
3 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET
4 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (14.00%) XML
5 5 (10.00%) HTML
5 5 (10.00%) RESTful
6 4 (8.00%) Entity Framework
6 4 (8.00%) Web Services
7 3 (6.00%) jQuery
7 3 (6.00%) XSD
8 2 (4.00%) .NET Core
8 2 (4.00%) CSS
8 2 (4.00%) HTML5
8 2 (4.00%) JSON
8 2 (4.00%) LESS
8 2 (4.00%) LINQ
8 2 (4.00%) Sass
8 2 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (4.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.00%) User Experience
2 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (22.00%) Configuration Management
3 11 (22.00%) DevOps
3 11 (22.00%) User Stories
4 9 (18.00%) Scrum
5 8 (16.00%) SDLC
6 7 (14.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (14.00%) Release Management
7 6 (12.00%) Load Balancing
7 6 (12.00%) Test Management
8 5 (10.00%) BPMN
8 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 5 (10.00%) MVC
8 5 (10.00%) Programme Management
8 5 (10.00%) System Testing
8 5 (10.00%) UML
8 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (54.00%) SQL
2 23 (46.00%) PowerShell
3 21 (42.00%) C#
4 14 (28.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.00%) C++
5 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.00%) Java
6 2 (4.00%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (4.00%) SCCM
1 2 (4.00%) SCOM
1 2 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.00%) SAP
3 2 (4.00%) Siebel
4 1 (2.00%) Borland